January 23, 2013

Amos Oz in Flagey, Brussels






















I do feel like sharing these pictures, even though I did not find enough light to make them turn out the way I wanted them to be. Indeed,  Amos Oz' presence is Brussels is quite exceptional.  Oz was interviewed by Kerenn Elkaïm, journalist at Le Vif/LExpress. He is a fabulous writer but he can also entertain a crowd! Listening him speak about his books,  life's experiences and wisdom last Sunday morning in Flagey's studio 4 was a wonderful treat. 
"The Israeli writer Amos Oz (1939) received international acclaim for his novel Black Box and for his phenomenal autobiography A Story of Love and Darkness – a must-read for anyone who wants to get a better understanding of Israel’s history. Amos Oz’ presence in Brussels coincides with of the launch of the Dutch and French translations of his latest collection of short stories,Between Friends
Amos Oz : I am very curious about loneliness and grace, or a moment of grace amid loneliness, because that is a description of the human condition." www.passaporta.be

I have written about Flagey before and will be back with more. In the meantime, you can find out about the  75 years Flagey celebrations and explore the events organized to commemorate this anniversary: http://www.flagey.be/en/program/genre/flagey-75

14 comments:

  1. Hallo Anni
    Je hebt deze gebeurtenis mooi in beeld gebracht.
    Groeten Bets

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  2. It does indeed sound like a treat and a great evening, Anni!! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  3. Ces rencontres sont toujours intéressantes...

    Pierre

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  4. Sounds like you had a good time and the photos are pretty good for the lighting that was obviously there. Keep warm Diane

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  5. Hallo Anni,
    Een gebouw dat de laatste decennia heel wat heeft meegemaakt... Het lijkt gelukkig van de sloophamer gespaard!
    Groetjes, Frans

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  6. Er bestaan saaiere manieren om je zondagochtend door te brengen...
    Wat een prachtig decor voor die lezing!

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  7. A wonderful treat, inderdaad, Anni !
    Lie(f)s.

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  8. Ik vind het altijd zo interessant om naar schrijvers te luisteren. Ik ga daar vaak naar toe. Amos Oz te zien is wel heel bijzonder en dan in zo'n mooie omgeving.

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  9. een gebouw bekend om zijn akoestische eigenschappen...

    een geluk dat het er nog staat..

    prettige dag

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  10. hier een lezing te volgen, moet al op zich prettig zijn. Grietjes Dietmut

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  11. Non conosco le opere di questo scrittore israeliano e dovrò correre ai ripari. Un amichevole abbraccio.

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  12. Great photos!
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  13. That must have been a stimulating soirée! The pictures give a good feeling about the ambiance.

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  14. j'aime bien les teintes du premier cliché

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